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then………………….and now!

By ATWadmin On September 8th, 2007 at 8:02 am

Remember this, or indeed this in 2001? If you live in Great Britain & Northern Ireland, this outbreak cost you, as a collective tax-payer, some £8 billion pounds in compensation, lost earnings, damage to the national herds and loss of export markets. The farmer who was responsible for the outbreak of foot and mouth disease in Britain last year has been banned from keeping farm animals for 15 years. The court ordered that 56-year-old Robert Waugh be electronically tagged and that an overnight curfew be kept on his home for three months. He was also ordered to pay £10,000 of prosecution costs.

Fast forward to 2007, and those headlines splash all over once again. But fortunately, the whole area is shut down, the farm animals culled, disinfectant thrown over half a county and the disease is stopped in it’s tracks. But wait! What is that notice we see at the entrance to this quiet set of buildings? Yep, it’s the combined site of two bio-chemical laboratories, one private- but one government-run. So not unnaturally, the investigators from the much-maligned Health & Safety Executive go in, and lo-and-behold, they discover that this place is the epicentre of the whole outbreak! The one site whose employees and owners know, or are supposed to know more about bio-hazards and disease than anyone else, is the source of the disease which last rampaged through Britain only six years ago! The prime item is that an iron drainage pipe which carries material to a clarification and cleansing site was damaged, and the resultant bacteria got on to wheeled vehicles, down the road and on to the farms and into the animals!

So everyone associated with the causes of this outbreak will be prosecuted or fired? Not if our good friend and general Parliamentary clown Hilary Benn, who drooled on about how much money had been invested, and how wonderful were our scientists were, and “we must ensure that this never happens again!”

Not, you will note, being furious at the fact that the pipe damage was known about for years, and the two organisations couldn’t agree as to who paid for the repair! No one will get fired! No-one will be crapped all over, some clown MAY be re-trained! Like it?

 

That’s TODAY’S Britain, where absolutely nobody accepts responsibility for anything!

 

LATE NIGHT ATW COMEDY….

By ATWadmin On September 7th, 2007 at 9:43 pm

Here’s a rather amusing little number…. and a wonderful pay-off line!

LATER EVENING ATW JUKEBOX

By ATWadmin On September 7th, 2007 at 7:34 pm

Now here is a truly sublime female voice, wonderful, warm, hope you like this…she was a sad loss so young.

THE BIGGEST HOAX EVER?

By ATWadmin On September 7th, 2007 at 5:25 pm

madeleine_pa203b.jpgNow I am choosing my words with great care here but I note that Portuguese police believe that the mother of missing four-year-old Madeleine McCann accidentally killed her daughter, a family spokesman has said. Another family representative said officers believed that traces of Madeleine’s blood were in the McCanns’ car, hired 25 days after she vanished. 

Kate McCann underwent a second day of questioning by police on Friday and has been named a suspect, or "arguida". Police have officially only confirmed they have "one more" suspect. Mrs McCann’s husband Gerry is currently being questioned by police in Portimao.

Now clearly this is a stunning development but ATW readers may recall that there was some comment by several ATW writers at the time noting how "odd" this episode has been. It’s still odd. Mrs McCann has not been charged let alone convicted  and it all seems so very very strange but IF there is any truth in what the Police are supposed to be saying, then the "Find Madeleine" story has been on the greatest media assisted hoaxes ever perpetrated. I cannot believe Mrs McCann could be guilty of killing her own daughter but we must all hope that closure is brought to this strangest of cases and that the truth is revealed for all to see. Sadly, my instinct is we will not find Madeleine alive and that is so sad if it proves correct. Ultimately a little girl has vanished and the Police must establish what did happen that fateful evening.

ATW FRIDAY JUKEBOX 2

By ATWadmin On September 7th, 2007 at 5:10 pm

And here is a second song I wanted to post….it’s about a theme close to my heart.

ATW FRIDAY JUKEBOX!

By ATWadmin On September 7th, 2007 at 5:04 pm

Because there is little logic to life, I like this song….! 

things we’ll see, and those we won’t

By ATWadmin On September 7th, 2007 at 10:43 am

I note that the Mega-Mosque has reared it’s minarets once again on our horizon; and after the mealy-mouthed response on the Downing St. Web-site, what else would you expect? The merits, or indeed the lack of those merits, for such a huge, intrusive and controversial structure have been debated in many arenas, and I do not propose to swell those discussions in any way but one.

I, alng with many others with similar long and very accurate memories, are still awaiting the promised building of Christian places of worship in sunny places like Mecca (notwithstanding the bingo parlours adjacent to the airport) as a quid-pro-quo for the building of bloody mosques in the Royal Parks. We see the refusal of the Saudis to even acknowledge that other religions may have just as firm a place in infidel (their term) people’s hearts as their own blood-soaked belief, as they regularly confiscate bibles, crosses and even, heaven forfend, Stars of David!

Yep, bring the new mosque on, seeing as it is planned to be built in the correct place, right next to Abbey Mills, the largest sewage pumping station operated by Thames Water.

The accompanying illustration depicts the type of building that I would prefer to see:-

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that sound? that’s chickens returning to roost

By ATWadmin On September 7th, 2007 at 9:14 am

Remember when we here at ATW alerted the readership to the ballooning costs of the Olympics, and how an internationally-respected engineer had left because of interminable political meetings which produced nothing but reams of printed paper? Remember when we alerted you to the further increased costs, all for the sake of a set of drugged-up clowns who think they can run/jump/swim/lurch faster than the other drugged-up clowns?

Well it seems that the truth about the increased costs was already known by the fragrant Tessa Jowell some sixteen months before they had to bite the collective bullet and announce the second smash-and-grab from the Lottery, the Council Tax-payers of London and the British Taxpayer to fund the four-fold increase in the costs of the Olympics.

Off topic (a bit), and  thinking purely hypothetically, of course, does anyone else see the resemblance between this:-

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and this?

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WILL THE BURNING BUSH BE EXTINGUISHED?

By ATWadmin On September 7th, 2007 at 7:47 am

I think it is tonight that the Presbytery of the Free Presbyterian Church meets to elect its Moderator. It’s always been Dr Paisley who has held this post. But will he win the vote this time round? If the FPC has ANY morality in it, then the answer will be no. But I fear the worst. I fear that too many within the Presbytery worship Paisley, not Christ, and that is why they will vote for the Moderator who shares power with an IRA terrorist. But maybe I am wrong. It will be a defining moment for a Church which has stood up for decency and Biblical truth UNTIL this point but which now needs to decide where it stands, now that its leader has become an apostate.

Feeney Watch – 07.09.07

By ATWadmin On September 7th, 2007 at 7:25 am

When Oirish separatism makes so much propagandistic capital out of the opinions of a septuagenarian nobody, you know their constitutional agenda has hit the buffers.  Republicanism’s own Imam, Bigoted Bri, had much to say about the hypothetical prognostications of Sir Kenneth Bloomfield and his address to an Irish summer school on the future direction of Northern Ireland.

For me, this speech contained nothing more than a few heavily-qualified hypotheses about the far distant future washed down with a dose of Vichy Unionism.  Some Unionist representatives chose to give it more attention than it deserved; nationalists went into full Fenian ‘Chucky’ mode, of which Bigoted Bri’s arrogant analysis is but one poorly-conceived part.

‘Instead they concentrated on one sentence in which Bloomfield said: "I do not find the idea of some form of Irish unity or closer association in any way unthinkable in principle." Shock, horror.

For the doyen of the liberal unionist establishment, even though he is not associated with any political party, to come out with that line – however hedged around with qualifications – was too much for the political pygmies who populate the unionist landscape.’

‘Political pygmies’, eh?  I suppose the label would not be applied to those leaders within his own community who have CVs in terror, murder, kidnapping, international arms deals and robbery.  Does holding a ministerial position in a region whose official name is constantly denied not count as pygmyism?  Of course not.  For the IRA are sugar and spice and all things Semtex.

If Bloomfield’s summer school delivery (that it was made at a summer school and not in the corridors of power in London says everything about its lack of importance) indicates anything, it shows that Ulster and the Irish Republic may have a closer cooperative association in the future.  I see nothing wrong with that.  Sustained friendly neighbourliness with the Republic will go some way to convincing myself and thousands of other Unionists that the Republic should not be cut adrift, towed out into the Atlantic, and sunk.

‘"We have been made to feel peculiarly unloved by many of those to whom we have pledged our loyalty for generations."

Home truths unionists need to contemplate.’

The IRA lost one of its seats in the last Irish election on a platform of stability in Northern Ireland and the relative cessation of terrorist activity.  Furthermore, not one of Bertie Ahern’s choices for the Senate had a Northern Ireland background.  Leaving aside the increasingly rare outpourings of nationalist sentimentality, the Republic – where over 10% of its population is now foreign-born – is moving on.

Home truths separatists need to contemplate.

‘Again, because unionists did not read Bloomfield’s paper they were not aware that he posed serious and difficult questions for any Irish government, including what alterations they would make to Irish institutions to accommodate the Britishness and unionism of people in the north, and the costs of subsidising the north, which he compared with the impact on Germany of absorbing East Germany.’

Again, because of his nationalistic sclerosis, BB is incapable of analysing the huge and prohibitive financial costs involved in absorbing another territory where a huge percentage of the population would be in almost certain open revolt.  Still, we’ll leave that to Vichy Unionists.  Woe betide any separatist would want to face up to that elephant in the room.

‘Disraeli said, "change is constant".’

Yes, and only Bri is ruling out the possibility that some current separatists could become reconciled to the existence of the Union.  Change may be constant, but is also works both ways.